chemical information
CAS RN:

72-54-8

Chemical Class:

Organochlorine Pesticide (OC)

Found in these people:

Baby #1, Anonymous Adult 1

Found in these locations:

not found





4,4'-DDD

4,4'-DDD has been found in 4 of the 27 people tested in EWG/Commonweal studies.


Top health concerns for 4,4'-DDD (References)

health concern or target organ weight of evidence
Reproduction and fertilityunknown


Results for 4,4'-DDD

in blood serum (lipid weight)

Showing results from EWG/Commonweal Study #1, industrial chemicals and pesticides in adults, EWG/Commonweal Study #4, industrial chemicals and pesticides in cord blood, EWG Study #3, industrial chemicals and pesticides in adults, EWG Study #8, chemicals in mother and 2 children, San Francisco Reporter

EWG/Commonweal results

  • geometric mean: 0.0914 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum
  • found in 4 of 27 people in the group
0 ng/g (lipid weight) in blood serum 4.53


4,4'-DDD results


Detailed toxicity classifications (References)

classification governing entity/references
Reproductive effects - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedDamgaard, I. N., N. E. Skakkebaek, et al. (2006). Persistent pesticides in human breast milk and cryptorchidism. Environ Health Perspect 114(7): 1133-8.